Time Management & Self-Care
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See also: Writing Resources - the workflow tab links focus tools.
Finding time and space to study when your life is full
Embarking in a PsyD program is a brave endeavor that requires dedicating time, space, and energy to complete, and will inevitably intrude into the previous norms of everyday life.
Where you study and the tools you use should enhance rather than impede the study experience. Organizing your resources can make study time more focused and productive. Even if you aren't able to have a space solely dedicated to study, having a single bag/space where your resources are stored can facilitate quick deployment for study breaks.
What surrounds you impacts you.
Organize your computer to make working on it flow more easily by optomizing the settings and setup to reduce strain, installing or using apps designed for note taking, and organizing your desktop and browsers to make studying easier, such as having a bookmark folder just for school and all its resources.
Either virtual and in-person, your time in class is a valuable tool, but takes endurance. Our bodies are not meant to be still for long.
Time Boxing (Pomodoro)
CAlEndars and scheduling
Make sure to schedule the time you need to study into your week, as well as the time you need to take care of yourself.
Task & Time Audits
Self-Care is healing and renewing
Unlike how it is popularized in media, actual self-care is doing things for yourself that support the healthiest version of you, with the least burnout. Eating a balanced diet, exercising, making sure to take meds, spending time with people who love, support and listen to you, taking nature breaks, meditating, pausing to take a few deep breaths, and therapy can all be part of a self-care routine.
You know yourself best, so make sure to take care of yourself in the most effective manner.